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, Wed May 12, 2010 1:52 pm
Do you remember some time back that we tried to place this gasometer. The best that I was able to offer was Aston Church Rd as a possibility.
Well I had a thought today, did you ever get around the Bordesley Area of Birmingham with your camera. Specifically Upper Trinity St, Bowyer St or Adderley St. Because there was a small gas works there alongside the canal that might fit the bill.
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It might well be Phil. I can't find the gas works on the 1912 map, but maybee it was built after that. there is certainly an area (blank on the map) where it could be. Do I understand from what you said to june that this was called Nechells Gas Works?
I didn't mean that i thought it was near bradford st, just that i have no idea where and the other brum pictures on the film give no indication. The pictures were almost certainly taken on a different day
, Thu May 13, 2010 6:07 am
Phil, Mike you've got me at it now. The two photographs were taken only a few yards apart, the house on the left in the 2nd photo is the house in the first one. Looks like they were taken from a canal towpath or similar with the low wall in the foreground, also in the process of being dismantled. I've got the same map as Mike and nothing shown on it , Saltley gasworks at the time of the map were known as City gas works. I am now on a mission, did you go all over Brum Mike or stick to one area.
, Thu May 13, 2010 6:59 am
Been looking at the maps again, bearing in mind that most gasometers were grouped, it could have been the last of a bunch, there is one that could fit the bill, it's on the canal behind the rolling mills in Adderley Road.
I must speak, having noticed that the lattice work doesn't match many or even any of the others I found photo's of around Birmingham, I searched the web and found a photo of one in Manchester that was of that design. I also wonder if the radio aerials on the top are of any significance. VM
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I went to a lot of areas in birmingham. I did also take some of the black country, but I can't see, at that time, it being there. I think the most likely ones are the Adderley road ones. It definitely wasn't Manchester. Mike